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Being sick is never fun, especially during the summer and holidays, & for some reason, I alwaysss get sick around NYE. This year I didn’t because apparently I saved it for the summer. ; )
I got a cold / cough about 2 weeks ago & thought I could shake off with some Tylenol & Advil. BUT, when it didn’t go away after a few days I remembered this AMAZING tea I made myself last year when I got sick during the holidays ( as usual )—obviously, I had to share it with you!
It’s literally the best tea ever because it’s delicious AND it works. It eased my throat as soon as I started drinking it & helped me go to sleep so I could finally get better.
But really, the health benefits of this tea are so insane I’m thinking about having it every night.
So… What’s in it?
It’s SUPER simple: just honey, lemon, & grated ginger. That’s it—easy, right?
Here’s why it works:
We’ve already covered the health benefits of having lemon ( soothing a sore throat is one of them! ) so let’s chat about the benefits of honey & ginger… Sound good? Let’s start with ginger.
+ fights the flu / common cold
+ helps relieve a sore throat
+ kills rhinoviruses, which cause colds in the first place
+ helps with digestion ( & reduces gas )
+ reduces nausea, especially morning sickness
+ reduces pain, including menstrual cramps, headaches, joint pain & stiffness
+ keeps your brain sharp as you age
+ lowers your risk of infections ( it’s especially effective against the oral bacteria that’s linked to inflammatory gum diseases like gingivitis )
+ lowers cholesterol levels
+ & it’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce muscle pain caused by exercise
LONGGGG list, right? It’s also increases energy and promotes a healthy complexion & hair, and an overall lower weight. I’m thinking I need to have ginger all day, everyday—sick or not sick. Okay, let’s take a look at honey…
+ reduces cough & throat irritation ( YES! ) & helps fight off a cold
+ helps regulate blood sugar levels ( artificial sweeteners & white sugar DO NOT! )
+ increases athletic performance & provides a quick boost of energy for your workout ( yes, please! )
+ promotes beautiful skin
+ promotes brain health
+ acts as a natural sleep aid
+ & is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial & anti-fungal
Basically I should have this tea every night, right? ; )
Here’s how to make JOYFETTI DIY “Sick Tea”
+ Freshly squeezed lemon juice ( I use 1/2 – 1 lemon )
+ Freshly grated ginger
Add lemon juice, honey & freshly grated ginger to HOT water. & ENJOY! Sip, sip, sip away.
If you make this at home, let me know how you like it. I’d love to hear!
Also, if you have any tips for getting rid of a cold / fever, PLEASE share. I need to be prepared for NYE 2017. ; )
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